Welcome to my September newsletter! This month in my newsletter I want to talk about skin rejuvenation. In my practice I see many patients who tell me they will never ever undergo surgery but they still want to slow down ageing and have younger, fresher looking skin.
This is why they choose to have Dermal fillers and Botox injections. This month I will give you some insight about these two very popular treatments.
They are the perfect way of removing years from your face without having to experience pain or recovery. It is quick, safe and predictable, with a very high satisfaction rate from my patients.
Dermal fillers give us options to:
- Rejuvenate your skin,
- Correct wrinkles,
- Replace volume and
- Can provide good insight to possible surgical outcomes – should that be the route you are considering.
I have many patients that in no way want to undergo surgery, and that is fine, they chose to have Dermal Filler treatments to keep them looking young and refreshed with beautiful skin to reverse visible signs of ageing.
Restylane Vital is skin rejuvenation treatment option that combines superbly will with Facelift surgery or as a treatment on its own. This treatment inlvolves injecting the pure, crystal-clear hyaluronic acid gel into the skin in micro-droplets with an extra-fine needle.
The results are a fresh, natural and more youthful appearance plumping up your skin from within and encouraging the formation of new collagen. You will enjoy a long-lasting, natural and safe improvement to your skin by gradually releasing its benefits over several months.
The natural action of Hyaluronic acid is to attract moisture to the skin. As the molecule degrades it attracts more and more moisture to maintain Hydrobalance in the skin.
Extra hydration means thicker and plumper skin and therefore less wrinkles… Making it the perfect wrinkle treatment.
The most popular Dermal Filler treatment areas are:
- Laugh lines
- Lip outline
- Lip volume
- Liquid face lifts
- Skin rejuvenation (Restylane Vital)
Immediately after treatment with dermal fillers, you may look a little red. Sometimes clients can see small raised nodules at the treatment site; this is a normal reaction and will subside within a day or so.
What is the difference between Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Filler treatments are the treatments for filling wrinkles from the inside out or treatments like plumping lips.
Botox is a muscle-relaxing agent derived from Botulinum toxin that reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing the muscle. The theory is very simple: Stop the muscle from forming a wrinkle and thereby eliminate it.
The most common area of treatment is frown lines of the forehead. But Botox may also be used to treat numerous areas including:
- Crow’s feet
- Excessive sweating
Unlike Restylane and Teosyal, which treat deep wrinkles, Botox can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face, especially the brow area and the “crow’s feet” around the eyes.
Expect each Botox treatment to last approximately 4 months and it takes about 15 minutes to complete the procedure. If it is your first time getting Botox, it might take a little longer because I will need to examine and explain as much as possible for you to feel safe and comfortable.
What happens during a Botox treatment?
First I will mix the Botox powder with saline to create the botox solution. Then I use a very fine needle to inject the toxin into the overactive muscle. It sounds simple but placement and technique do play a role so always work with a trained plastic surgeon who understands facial anatomy.
How long before you’re able to see results from Botox?
Do not expect to see the results immediately after a Botox procedure as they usually start being noticeable 2 to 5 days later, when the toxin takes effect.
Did you know?
Not many people know this but it is possible for me to combine Botox and fillers. This is called a Liquid Facelift and works so beautifully as the two products complete each other really well. This procedure is a great way for me to mimic facelift results yet there is no recovery whatsoever and it also enables you to fix different problem areas in one session.
Some of my patients come for Dermal Filler treatments to test the results before opting for more permanent surgical options. If this a potential reason for undergoing Botox and dermal filler treatments I will not perform surgery until the product has completely degraded from the treatment site.
Of course you can simply opt for the surgery too; the choice is entirely yours. Remember to visit my website www.drserrurier.co.za for additional surgical information.
Lastly, did you know that dermal filler treatments can be done quickly in my rooms, but also in combination with surgery under anaesthetic? Simply ask me if this is something you are considering.
I hope you have all enjoyed this newsletter on skin rejuvenation at my practice. Remember to follow and like my Facebook page and share all the info with those around you!